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CPU Power Engineer



Other Engineering
Santa Clara, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2024


Role Number:200552040
Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. Dynamic, hard-working people and inspiring, innovative technologies are the norm here. The people who work here have reinvented entire industries with all Apple Hardware products! The same passion for innovation that goes into our products also applies to our practices strengthening our commitment to leave the world better than we found it. Join us to help deliver groundbreaking Apple products! We are looking for a strong candidate to join our CPU team focusing on power modeling and reduction, prototyping and correlating pre-silicon expectations with post silicon measurements. In this highly visible role, you will be interfacing with multiple disciplines, with a critical impact on getting power efficient products to millions of customers quickly.


As a CPU Power Engineer, you will have the following responsibilities: • Generate and drive new ideas in micro-architecture and/or circuits to reduce CPU power • Drive budgeting, measurements and analysis of CPU power for several use cases • Work with micro-architects and physical designers to study power reduction opportunities • Pre and post silicon power modeling and measurement across several use cases on current and future CPU designs • Work with software and platform teams to optimize CPU power efficiency and usage of power management features • Drive power management feature definition and silicon tuning • Create early power models to drive architectural tradeoffs

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • Minimum BS and 10+ years of relevant industry experience
  • The ideal candidate should have broad knowledge related to VLSI design, manufacturing, circuit analysis and logic design.
  • Familiarity with high performance CPU architecture, and power performance trade-offs
  • Knowledge of logic design principles along with timing and power implications
  • Solid programming and python scripting experience
  • Strong CMOS design and analysis skills
  • Strong hands on lab experience characterizing and productizing power management features

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

Minimum BS and 10+ years of relevant industry experience

Additional Requirements

Pay & Benefits

  • Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Learn more about your EEO rights as an applicant.